The New American Revolution

“I know you’re out there. I can feel you know. I know that you’re afraid . . . you’re afraid of us. You’re afriad of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it is going to begin. I’m going to hangup this phone, and then I’m going to show these people what you don’t want them to see. I’m going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave you.” –The Matrix, 1999 


The Freedom 313 movement exists to fulfill the Islamic obligations that weigh most heavily upon indigenous Muslims; namely, propagating the unaltered teachings of Islam and addressing the socio-political issues of our society.

We will struggle to meet our binding duty of working as followers of the Prophet Muhammad (s) and his Holy Household (as) by confronting the ills of society, and fulfilling the unique spiritual, social, educational and economic needs of native Muslims to expand the world-view of the Shia Ithna Asheri Creed and impact our generation and generations to come with the truth that God created man for greatness.

Central to our mission are the Quranic verses 5:54 – 5:56:

“O you who have faith! Whoever of you should neglect his religion – Allah will soon bring forth [in place of them] a people He loves and who will love Him, [who are] humble toward the faithful, stern towards the faithless; they shall strive hard in Allah’s cause and not fear the blame of any critics. That is Allah’s grace; He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.” (5:54)

[If Allah’s work is not being done in our society we implore Him to bless us with the bounties of being His servants and struggle to live up to these qualities.]

“Only Allah is your Wali (master/authority) and His Messenger and those who believe, establish worship, and pay the poordue while bowing down (in prayer).” (5:55)

[The revelation of this verse coincides with the incident widely narrated in both Sunni and Shia narrations (ahadith) where Ali gave his ring in charity to a beggar while bowing in prayer. Furthermore, the verses use of the word إِنَّمَا to indicate that the subjects are specific, not general. We accordingly submit to God’s prescribed authority as شِيعَتِهِ (“Shia” / followers – see God’s use of the term “Shia” in the Quran 28:15 and 37:83) of the Prophet Muhammad (s) and his Holy Household (as) by adhering to the leadership prescribed in the Shia school of thought. ]

Whoever takes Allah and His Messenger and those who believe for their Wali, [should know that] surely the Party of Allah (حِزۡبَ ٱللَّهِ) shall be the triumphant. (5:56)

[Confirmation that 5:54 – 5:55 are formulas for success!]


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